And Turkey’s Islamic supremacist Prime Minister didn’t back away from his antisemitic conspiracy theory one bit. “Turkish PM ErdoÄŸan rebuffs US for strong reaction to his Israel comments,” from the HÃ¼rriyet Daily News, August 24 (thanks to Joshua):
The United States should not have responded to his comments regarding Israel’s role on the military takeover in Egypt this week, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan has said Aug. 24, adding that he had been “saddened” by the White House’s reaction.
Mentioning once again a video from a seminar in mid-2011 involving Israel’s Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and French philosopher Bernard-Henri LÃ©vy, in which the latter said that “democracy is more than the ballot-box,” ErdoÄŸan said that he was asking who those who supported such statements were.
“When I said that, an answer came from the White House. I was saddened. Because the interlocutor [of the comments] was not the White House. I did not mean the United States, but Israel,” ErdoÄŸan told the crowd during a mass opening ceremony in his hometown Rize.
“What is it to the White House that it should respond. It should not have mentioned it, it should not had reacted like this. As two members of NATO, that one ally shows this kind of approach to the other is not appropriate,” ErdoÄŸan said.
White House Spokesman Josh Earnest had said on Aug. 21 that ErdoÄŸan’s comments on Israel being behind the Egyptian military takeover were “offensive, unsubstantiated and wrong.”
Following Earnest’s remarks, Foreign Minister Ahmet DavutoÄŸlu had held talks with officials in Washington and said that Turkey did not wish to be criticized by the U.S. for statements regarding a third country.
ErdoÄŸan said that the White House’s reaction showed the “doubled standard of the world.”…